Apple’s highly anticipated iPhone 15 series is set to be unveiled on September 12 at the ‘Wonderlust’ event in Cupertino, California. The launch event will be live-streamed on apple.com and the Apple TV app, allowing Apple enthusiasts from around the world to witness the unveiling of the new iPhones. With the iPhone 15 lineup expected to consist of four models – iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Plus, iPhone 15 Pro, and iPhone 15 Pro Max, there is much excitement and speculation about the features and improvements that these devices will bring.
According to a recent report, Apple’s iPhone 15 models will be available for purchase in India either on the same day as the global release or within a few days after. This is an exciting development for Indian consumers as it means they won’t have to wait for an extended period to get their hands on the latest iPhones. Apple’s decision to release the iPhone 15 models in India close to the global release indicates the company’s recognition of the importance of the Indian market and its commitment to providing Indian consumers with timely access to their products.
The Indian government’s efforts to promote electronics production in the country have been successful, with incentives being provided to mobile, laptop, and semiconductor manufacturers. This initiative not only boosts India’s gross domestic production but also leads to the creation of numerous job opportunities in the production and distribution sectors. Apple has been actively participating in the Make in India scheme, with reports suggesting that the iPhone 15 models to be sold in India will be manufactured at Apple assembler Foxconn’s Chennai factory.
Last year, with the launch of the iPhone 14, the made-in-India units became available for sale within just 10 days of the global launch. This year, Apple aims to further reduce the time lag, if not eliminate it entirely. The Chennai-based Foxconn manufacturing unit will prioritize serving the local Indian market before considering export. This strategy aligns with the Indian government’s aim to boost local manufacturing and reduce reliance on imports.
To support domestic production and reduce reliance on imports, the Indian government recently imposed restrictions on the import of several electronic items, including laptops, tablets, and personal computers. While the initial plan was for the restrictions to come into effect in August, they have now been postponed by three months. From November 1, clearance for the import of certain electronic items will be required. These import restrictions further strengthen the government’s push for Make in India and promote the growth of the domestic manufacturing sector.
The upcoming launch of the iPhone 15 series brings great excitement for Apple enthusiasts worldwide. The announcement that the iPhone 15 models will be available in India on the same day or shortly after the global release demonstrates Apple’s commitment to the Indian market. By manufacturing the iPhone 15 models in its Foxconn facility in Chennai, Apple supports the Make in India initiative and contributes to the growth of the country’s manufacturing sector. With the Indian government’s efforts to promote local production and the imposition of import restrictions, it is clear that India is becoming an increasingly important market for Apple and other technology giants.